Waist To Hip Ratio Calculator

Welcome to the Waist To Hip Ratio Calculator: Not all fat is created equal

Fat deposited on your hips has less of a negative health effect, than visceral fat, i.e, the belly fat that surrounds your internal organs. That means that two people with identical height and weight but different body types could have completely different risk profiles, with the “big hips” woman having a sunnier outlook than the “big belly” one.

Waist to Hip Ratio

Waist To Hip Ratio

The waist to hip ratio is the circumference of your waist divided by the circumference of your hips. Not all fat is created equal, and fat in your belly generally has higher impact than fat deposited in your hips.

The higher the ratio, the higher the risk of getting sick (WHO.)

Health risk Men Women
Low 0.95 or lower 0.80 or lower
Moderate 0.96-1.0 0.81-0.85
High 1.0 or higher 0.86 or higher